Inspired by the Workforce 2020 Vision

August 25, 2016
By Eboni Bell

I’m inspired by technology and how we can use it to better the world.

That’s one of the reasons I joined AT&T as a web developer when I graduated college a few years ago. As a developer for the Digital Life site, I worked on designing a one of a kind customer experience and mobile apps. 

But technology is always changing. I knew my skills needed to change to continue to succeed in this industry.

When I heard John Donovan talk about Workforce 2020, an effort to transform the company to meet the needs of the changing workforce, I immediately wanted to be part of it. The transformation focuses on bettering ourselves and being continuous learners.

As part of this effort, I enrolled in the Georgia Tech online master of computer science program, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and interactive solutions.  It’s a first of its kind degree developed in collaboration with AT&T and Udacity. I have a few more months to go and will graduate in May 2017.

Like many of us, I’m trying to decide what’s next for my career. One field I’m interested in is creating safer autonomous systems for connected homes and healthcare solutions.  For example, I would like to explore how we can better treat illness and health issues utilizing technology.

I’m excited for the future. I chose to stay at AT&T because of the chance to learn new skills and contribute to our transformation. I look forward to the results.

If you have a passion for technology and its power to impact lives, consider how a program like the one at Georgia Tech might help you reach your goals. It’s providing me with the opportunity to learn and change the world while doing it. Why don’t you join me? 

Eboni Bell - AT&T Lead Ecommerce Manager

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